Tourism seaport project to be developed in Koh Tonsay, the Rabbit island

A tourism seaport project is unveiled to be constructed in Koh Tonsay (Rabbit Island), Kep province as the environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA) has started. Ms. Ol Phirun, Deputy Governor of Kep province, said that the tourism seaport is an ADB-backed project and a ...

Khmer Times staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50784372/tourism-seaport-project-to-be-developed-in-koh-tonsay-the-rabbit-island/

Lake set for development

The government is set to hand over 38ha of Boeung Tamok Lake for development, according to two sub-decrees dated September 1 and seen by The Post on Sunday. The first sub-decree says 15ha of the lake will be given to the National Committee for Disaster Management, ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/lake-set-development

Ministry wants dolphin areas on UNESCO list

The Ministry of Environment has been tasked with compiling data on four areas that are home to Irrawaddy dolphins in Kratie and Preah Vihear provinces. The report is in preparation for possible inclusion on the UNESCO World Natural Heritage list. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-wants-dolphin-areas-unesco-list

MRC sees ‘very critical situation’ in Tonle Sap as flow reversal still delayed

In a weekly situation report, the MRC said low inflows from the Mekong and low rainfall in the Tonle Sap’s upper-catchment areas had “resulted in a very critical situation” for the lake. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50751837/mrc-sees-very-critical-situation-in-tonle-sap-as-flow-reversal-still-delayed/

Mekong is at historical lows

The Mekong is once again at historical lows. The Mekong River Commission (MRC) gauge at Phnom Penh Port shows river level to be four metres below average for this time of year – and lower than last year’s record. ...

Mark Hughes
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50748811/mekong-is-at-historical-lows/

Koh Rong land ‘belongs to firm’

Preah Sihanouk Provincial Administration spokesperson Kheang Phearum told The Post on Sunday that the 35ha being bulldozed by Royal Group Co Ltd in Koh Rong belongs to it after it was leased to it for 99 years by the government in 2008. ...

Voun Dara
https://opendevelopmentcambodia.net/news/former-undersecretary-of-state-charged-over-1000-hectare-grab/

Work starts to restore collapsed Kampong Cham river bank

Kampong Cham provincial authorities have started work on a project to restore nearly 200 metres of river bank which collapsed in Kampong Cham city last June. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50705311/work-starts-to-restore-collapsed-kampong-cham-river-bank/

Boeng Tamouk lake residents in development crossfire

Boeng Tamouk is one of the last remaining lakes in Phnom Penh. The lake has stood the test of time and brought harmony to many villagers living around the body of water. ...

Som Kanika
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50704591/boeng-tamouk-lake-residents-in-development-crossfire/

Lake area allocated for garden, national park

The government has decided to allocate 83ha surrounding Tamok Lake (Kob Srov lake) to the Phnom Penh municipal administration and the National Police to establish a garden and national park and construct the Central Security Department buildings and infrastructures. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/lake-area-allocated-garden-national-park

$800K dam deal inked to provide clean water

The Chinese-owned Sinohydro Kamchay Hydroelectric Project Co will start construction of an $800,000 overflow dam in Prek Kampong Bai, Kampot province. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50700257/800k-dam-deal-inked-to-provide-clean-water

MRC story on livelihoods of fishing communities along the Mekong

The Mekong River Committee (MRC) today released a report on safeguarding livelihoods for fishing communities in Mekong countries, including Cambodia. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50698419/mrc-story-on-livelihoods-of-fishing-communities-along-the-mekong

Positive resolution for families living on Sekong riverbank in Stung Treng town

Stung Treng provincial authorities are coordinating a huge relocation of more than 130 families living on the banks of the Sekong River to prevent landslides and contribute positively to the town’s aesthetics. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/positive-resolution-families-living-sekong-riverbank-stung-treng-town

Groups voice concerns over new dam

Civil society organisations working on water management in Cambodia have expressed concern that Laos’ proposed Luang Prabang hydropower dam project and the existing upper Mekong River dam project will potentially cause more transnational impacts on hydrologic flow, movement of fish and sediment. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50688101/groups-voice-concerns-over-new-dam

Unsustainable sand mining is threatening lives along the Mekong River in Cambodia

Now new research, as part of a project led by University of Southampton, has shown sand mining is causing river beds to lower, leading to riverbank instability and increasing the likelihood of dangerous river bank collapse, damaging infrastructure and housing and putting lives at risk. The ...

University of Southampton
https://www.southampton.ac.uk/news/2020/01/mekong-river-sand.page

Two-star general questioned over land reclamation in Koh Kong

Koh Kong provincial court yesterday questioned a two-star general who allegedly reclaimed a stretch of land near the ocean in Khemarak Phoumint city. ...

Sun Mesa
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50679766/two-star-general-questioned-over-land-reclamation-in-koh-kong

Mongkol Borey reservoir drying due to drought: Ministry

The Water Resource Ministry yesterday warned that the water level at the Mongkol Borey reservoir in Banteay Meanchey province is falling due to drought. In a statement on its Facebook page, the ministry noted that the reservoir only has enough water to supply Mongkol Borey ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50677841/mongkol-borey-reservoir-drying-due-to-drought-ministry

US promises aid for Kingdom’s looming water, climate crises

US Ambassador Patrick Murphy said the US was committed to helping the Kingdom address its water and climate issues, as well as attract better foreign investments. Murphy’s remarks came as he met with Minister of Water Resources and Meteorology Lim Kean Hor and Minister of ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/us-promises-aid-kingdoms-looming-water-climate-crises

Smach Meanchey land reclamation reinstated

The Koh Kong provincial authorities said the land reclamation work in Smach Meanchey commune in Khemarak Phumin town has already been put back to its original state while the court spokesman said legal procedures are being taken against Tun Dieth, the two-star major general held ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/smach-meanchey-land-reclamation-reinstated

Phnom Penh Lakes ‘on the Brink of Elimination’: Report

Every lake in Phnom Penh has been damaged by development and its wetlands decimated, leading to severe flooding, loss of livelihoods and disappearance of fish species, a new report says. ...

Khut Sokun and Newsroom Cambodia
https://vodenglish.news/phnom-penh-lakes-on-the-brink-of-elimination-report/

Mekong levels to drop as China conducts equipment tests

The Mekong River Commission on Tuesday reported dam equipment tests in China will affect water levels in Cambodia, Thailand and Laos in the middle of this month. In a press release obtained yesterday, the MRC said the tests are being conducted in China’s Jinghong hydropower station ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50675730/mekong-levels-to-drop-as-china-conducts-equipment-tests

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